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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC  
525 PM WED OCT 7 2020  
   
..PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
   
..CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR SEPTEMBER
 
 
   
..REMNANTS OF HURRICANE SALLY SPAWNED 9 TORNADOES
 
 
...REMNANTS OF SALLY PRODUCED LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL THAT LED TO  
FLASH FLOODING AND MINOR RIVER FLOODING...  
...REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM BETA PRODUCED 1 TO 3 INCHES OF  
RAINFALL ACROSS THE MIDLANDS AND CSRA...   
..COOL CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE BROUGHT A TOUCH OF FALL ON THE 8TH
 
 
   
..TEMPERATURES WERE CLOSE TO NORMAL FOR THE MIDLANDS AND CSRA
 
   
..RAINFALL WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MIDLANDS AND CSRA
 
 
MUCH OF SEPTEMBER WAS QUIET, BUT THERE WERE PERIODS OF ACTIVITY  
THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. COOL HIGH PRESSURE PRODUCED MORNING LOW  
TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 50S ON THE MORNING OF THE 8TH.  
THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE SALLY ACROSS THE GEORGIA AND THE CAROLINAS  
ON THE 16TH THROUGH THE 17TH. SALLY PRODUCED LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL  
WITH MANY AREAS RECEIVING 3 TO 5 INCHES OF RAINFALL. SOME LOCALLY  
HEAVIER AMOUNTS BETWEEN 6 AND 9 INCHES WERE OBSERVED ACROSS EASTERN  
ORANGEBURG AND SUMTER COUNTIES. ADDITIONALLY, SALLY SPAWNED 9  
TORNADOES ACROSS THE EASTERN MIDLANDS, INCLUDING THE COUNTIES OF  
ORANGEBURG, CLARENDON, CALHOUN, SUMTER AND RICHLAND. SEVEN OF THESE  
TORNADOES WERE RATED AT EF-0, WHILE THE OTHER TWO WERE RATED  
UNKNOWN. THIS WAS DO TO THEM BEING VERIFIED BY AERIAL SURVEY AND THE  
AREA WAS TOO REMOTE WITH NO ACCESS. THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM  
BETA MOVED ACROSS GEORGIA AND THE CAROLINAS ON THE 24TH THROUGH THE  
26TH. THE REMNANTS OF BETA PRODUCED RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM 1 TO 3  
INCHES ACROSS THE REGION.  
 
TEMPERATURES AVERAGED CLOSE TO NORMAL ACROSS THE REGION, BUT WITH  
MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL SYSTEMS, RAINFALL AVERAGED ABOVE  
NORMAL.  
 
   
AUGUSTA AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
 
 
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT AUGUSTA REGIONAL BUSH FIELD FOR SEPTEMBER  
WAS 76.1 DEGREES OR 1.5 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 74.6 DEGREES  
 
   
COLUMBIA AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
 
 
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT COLUMBIA METRO AIRPORT FOR SEPTEMBER WAS  
74.6 DEGREES OR 0.1 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 74.7 DEGREES.  
 
   
AUGUSTA RAINFALL
 
 
AUGUSTA BUSH FIELD RECEIVED 5.50 INCHES OF RAINFALL DURING  
SEPTEMBER, 2.28 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 3.22 INCHES  
 
   
COLUMBIA RAINFALL
 
 
COLUMBIA METRO AIRPORT RECEIVED 4.50 INCHES OF RAINFALL DURING  
SEPTEMBER, 0.96 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 3.54 INCHES  
 
HERE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHEST/LOWEST COOP OBSERVER MONTHLY RAINFALL  
TOTALS FOR SEPTEMBER 2020:  
 
ELTS1 ELLIOTT 0.8 NW.............11.40 INCHES  
SMRS1 SUMTER......................9.57 INCHES  
HHLS1 HOLLY HILL 1 SW.............8.72 INCHES  
MANS1 MANNING.....................8.45 INCHES  
BAMS1 BAMBERG.....................8.24 INCHES  
 
HERE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHEST COCORAHS OBSERVER MONTHLY RAINFALL  
TOTALS FOR SEPTEMBER 2020:  
 
SC-OR-22 SANTEE 6.9 WSW.........14.69 INCHES  
SC-OR-41 ELLOREE 2.2 WSW........12.10 INCHES  
SC-CD-6 MANNING 1.9 SSE........11.83 INCHES  
SC-SM-16 SUMTER 6.8 NNE.........11.54 INCHES  
SC-SM-13 SUMTER 0.2 NE..........11.06 INCHES  
 
GA-CU-6 MARTINEZ 0.9 NW.........7.98 INCHES  
GA-CU-11 GROVETOWN 2.0 NNW.......7.97 INCHES  
GA-MD-1 THOMSON 2.5 S...........7.96 INCHES  
GA-RC-12 AUGUSTA 4.2 W...........7.50 INCHES  
GA-LC-2 TIGNALL 10.2 NE.........5.89 INCHES  
 
HIGHEST WIND GUSTS AT ASOS SITES DURING SEPTEMBER:  
 
AUGUSTA BUSH FIELD (AGS)..............42 MPH ON THE 29TH  
AUGUSTA DANIEL FIELD (DNL)............37 MPH ON THE 29TH  
COLUMBIA METRO AIRPORT (CAE)..........35 MPH ON THE 29TH  
ORANGEBURG COUNTY AIRPORT (OGB).......32 MPH ON THE 17TH  
COLUMBIA HAMILTON OWENS FIELD (CUB)...31 MPH ON THE 29TH  
 
HIGHEST WIND GUSTS ON THE AREA LAKES DURING SEPTEMBER:  
 
LAKE THURMOND DAM (CHDS1).............39 MPH ON THE 29TH  
LAKE MURRAY TOWERS USGS (IRMS1).......34 MPH ON THE 29TH  
LAKE WATEREE DAM (WATS1)..............32 MPH ON THE 29TH  
LAKE MURRAY FLOTILLA ISLAND (LMFS1)...30 MPH ON THE 11TH.  
 
LAKE MURRAY WATER TEMPERATURES (NEAR SURFACE) AT THE TOWERS FOR  
SEPTEMBER:  
 
WARMEST...87.6F ON THE 3RD  
COOLEST...74.5F ON THE 30TH  
 
 
 
TEMPERATURE/PRECIPITATION RECORDS TIED OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH  
OF SEPTEMBER:  
 
AUGUSTA...  
 
SEPTEMBER 2ND. A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 76 BROKE THE  
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 75 DEGREES FOR THIS DATE SET IN 1953.  
 
COLUMBIA...  
 
SEPTEMBER 2ND...A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 77 DEGREES WAS  
TIED AT THE COLUMBIA METRO AIRPORT. THIS RECORD WAS SET IN 1993.  
 
SEPTEMBER 10TH...A RECORD HIGH MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 76 DEGREES WAS  
TIED AT THE COLUMBIA METRO AIRPORT. THIS RECORD WAS SET IN 1925.  
 
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER...  
 
SEPTEMBER 8TH...COOL HIGH PRESSURE OVER NEW ENGLAND BUILT SOUTH AND  
SOUTHWEST INTO THE CAROLINAS AND PRODUCED COOL MORNING TEMPERATURES  
FOR EARLY SEPTEMBER. TEMPERATURES FELL INTO THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 50S  
AT MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS THE MIDLANDS AND CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER  
AREA.  
 
HERE IS A LIST OF SOME OF THE MORNING LOW TEMPERATURES ON THE 8TH:  
 
...COOL MORNING LOW TEMPERATURES FOR THE FIRST WEEKEND OF  
SEPTEMBER...  
...A TOUCH OF FALL ACROSS THE MIDLANDS AND CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER  
AREA...   
..LOW TEMPERATURE REPORTS THAT OCCURRED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
 
 
LOCATION TEMP TIME/DATE PROVIDER  
CEDAR CREEK 53 F 0700 AM 09/07 COOP  
LINCOLNTON 53 F 0700 AM 09/07 COOP  
2 ESE SALUDA 53 F 0735 AM 09/07 AWS  
LANDFILL 53 F 0700 AM 09/07 RCWINDS  
GRANITEVILLE 1.2 NE 54 F 0700 AM 09/07 COOP  
SALUDA 54 F 0730 AM 09/07 CWOP  
SPRINGHILL 54 F 0700 AM 09/07 RCWINDS  
2 WSW CHAPIN 55 F 0755 AM 09/07 AWS  
LAKE GREENWOOD 55 F 0700 AM 09/07 COOP  
ELGIN 55 F 0707 AM 09/07 CWOP  
DUTCH FORK HS 55 F 0700 AM 09/07 RCWINDS  
GRANITEVILLE 55 F 0746 AM 09/07 CWOP  
5 N SALUDA 55 F 0515 AM 09/07 AWS  
UPPER RICHLAND 55 F 0700 AM 09/07 RCWINDS  
MCCRADY TRAINING CENTER 55 F 0733 AM 09/08 RAWS  
4 WNW WAXHAW 56 F 0745 AM 09/07 AWS  
PEAK 56 F 0731 AM 09/07 CWOP  
DENNY TERRACE 56 F 0700 AM 09/07 RCWINDS  
SALUDA WATER PLANT 56 F 0800 AM 09/07 COOP  
7 WNW SALUDA 56 F 0745 AM 09/07 AWS  
LEESBURG-HWY 601 56 F 0700 AM 09/07 RCWINDS  
LITTLE MOUNTAIN 57 F 0700 AM 09/07 COOP  
RED BANK AREA 57 F 0624 AM 09/07 CWOP  
CRANE CREEK FS 57 F 0700 AM 09/07 RCWINDS  
PINEWOOD 57 F 0700 AM 09/08 CWOP  
CROSSROADS FS 57 F 0700 AM 09/07 RCWINDS  
LEXINGTON 57 F 0801 AM 09/07 CWOP  
CHERAW 57 F 0635 AM 09/07 AWOS  
RICHLAND LIBRARY NE 57 F 0700 AM 09/07 RCWINDS  
NEWBERRY SHERIFF 57 F 0700 AM 09/07 RCWINDS  
NEWBERRY 57 F 0715 AM 09/07 AWOS  
LANCASTER 57 F 0735 AM 09/07 AWOS  
LUGOFF 2 NE 57 F 0815 AM 09/08 COOP  
7.6 N LUGOFF 57 F 0640 AM 09/07 COOP  
LAKE WATEREE DAM 57 F 0630 AM 09/07 NDBC  
 
SEPTEMBER 16TH-17TH...THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE SALLY MOVED ACROSS  
GEORGIA AND THE CAROLINAS. SALLY PRODUCED LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL  
ALONG WITH 7 EF-0 TORNADOES AND 2 WITH A RATING OF UNKNOWN ACROSS 5  
COUNTIES. THE TORNADOES PRODUCED LITTLE DAMAGE, EXCEPT FOR MAINLY  
DOWNED LIMBS AND TREES. THE HEAVY RAINFALL LED TO SEVERAL AREAS  
EXPERIENCING FLASH FLOODING ALONG WITH SOME MINOR RIVER FLOODING  
ALONG THE CONGAREE RIVER AND THE NORTH FORK OF THE EDISTO RIVER. THE  
CONGAREE RIVER AT COLUMBIA CRESTED AT 10.25 FEET ON THE EVENING OF  
THE 17TH. ADVISORY STAGE IS 10 FEET AND FLOOD STAGE IS 19.0 FEET.  
THE CONGAREE RIVER AT CAROLINA EASTMAN CRESTED AT 116.0 FEET ON THE  
EVENING OF THE 17TH. FLOOD STAGE IS 115.0 FEET. THE CONGAREE RIVER  
AT GADSDEN-CONGAREE NATIONAL PARK CRESTED AT 14.75 FEET JUST BEFORE  
MIDNIGHT ON THE 17TH. FLOOD STAGE IS 15.0 FEET. THE NORTH FORK OF  
THE EDISTO RIVER AT ORANGEBURG CRESTED AT 8.65 FEET. FLOOD STAGE IS  
8.0 FEET. MOST OF THE FLASH FLOODING OCCURRED ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND  
EASTERN MIDLANDS ALONG WITH PORTIONS OF THE CSRA WHERE 3 TO 6 INCHES  
OF RAIN FELL. SOME OF THE WORST FLASH FLOODING OCCURRED IN AREAS  
THAT RECEIVED OVER INCHES OF RAIN IN SUMTER AND ORANGEBURG COUNTIES.  
THE FLASH FLOODING IMPACTED SEVERAL ROADS WHERE WASHOUTS OCCURRED,  
MOTORISTS WERE STRANDED AND WATER EVEN ENTERED A NURSING HOME IN  
BURKE COUNTY GEORGIA.  
 
HERE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS FROM THE EVENT:  
 
...2-DAY (48 HOURS) RAINFALL TOTALS AS OF 10 AM EDT SEPTEMBER 18, 2020...  
POST-TROPICAL SYSTEM SALLY  
 
LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE PROVIDER  
SUMTER 0.2 NE 8.78 IN 0548 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
ELLOREE 2.2 WSW 8.52 IN 0800 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
SUMTER 3.6 SSW 8.16 IN 0725 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
SANTEE 6.9 WSW 7.93 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
SUMTER 0.3 ENE 7.80 IN 0800 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
SUMTER 1.9 W 7.52 IN 0600 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
SUMTER 7.44 IN 0945 AM 09/18 CWOP  
SANTEE 7.12 IN 0955 AM 09/18 CWOP  
SUMTER 6.8 NNE 6.86 IN 0400 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
WILLISTON 4.3 NNW 6.37 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
AIKEN 8.6 SE 6.35 IN 0630 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
SUMTER 6.25 IN 0930 AM 09/18 CWOP  
WAYNESBORO 3.3 SW 6.21 IN 0600 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
SHAW AFB SUMTER 6.12 IN 0956 AM 09/18 AWOS  
ORANGEBURG 7.6 N 6.08 IN 0800 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
WEDGEFIELD 6.07 IN 0900 AM 09/18 CWOP  
AIKEN 7.8 SSE 6.03 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
PINEWOOD 6.02 IN 0902 AM 09/18 CWOP  
PINEWOOD 5.98 IN 0902 AM 09/18 CWOP  
ELLIOTT 1 NW 5.91 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COOP  
ST. MATTHEWS 3.2 ENE 5.86 IN 0730 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
AIKEN 7.4 SSE 5.80 IN 0600 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
AIKEN 1.6 NNW 5.77 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
AIKEN 1.0 SSW 5.75 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
AIKEN 7.6 SSE 5.73 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
AIKEN 2.9 SSE 5.55 IN 0800 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
NEW ELLENTON 2.7 NE 5.53 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
4 S AIKEN 5.50 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
1.3 SE WAYNESBORO 5.39 IN 0800 AM 09/18 COOP  
NORTH AUGUSTA 1.5 WSW 5.37 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
AIKEN 2.5 S 5.36 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
MARTINEZ 3.0 NE 5.34 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
AUGUSTA 4.2 W 5.34 IN 0701 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
0.9 NE LINCOLNTON 5.26 IN 0800 AM 09/18 COOP  
2.8 S NORTH AUGUSTA 5.18 IN 0500 AM 09/18 HADS  
ORANGEBURG 5.18 IN 0916 AM 09/18 RAWS  
SOUTH AUGUSTA 4.1 S 5.17 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
EVANS 4.9 WNW 5.05 IN 0631 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
MARTINEZ 3.5 WSW 5.04 IN 0705 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
AIKEN 3.5 SSE 5.04 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
AIKEN 2.6 NW 5.00 IN 0800 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
SWANSEA 3.9 ENE 5.00 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
ORANGEBURG 5.00 IN 0800 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
CONGAREE 4.99 IN 0947 AM 09/18 RAWS  
EVANS 3.0 N 4.96 IN 0756 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
APPLING 2.0 SE 4.95 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
LAKE GREENWOOD DAM 4.90 IN 0750 AM 09/18 COOP  
MANNING 1.9 SSE 4.82 IN 0800 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
SRF2 - PORTABLE 4.79 IN 0929 AM 09/18 RAWS  
ORANGEBURG 4.77 IN 0956 AM 09/18 CWOP  
0.8 E EDGEFIELD 4.71 IN 0745 AM 09/18 USGS  
NEWBERRY 4.68 IN 0755 AM 09/18 COOP  
NORTH 8.6 ENE 4.68 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
SALLEY 4.9 NNE 4.66 IN 0930 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
THOMSON 2.6 S 4.63 IN 0715 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
1 ESE NORTH 4.55 IN 0956 AM 09/18 AWOS  
IRMO 4.4 N 4.49 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
ORANGEBURG 3.2 NW 4.48 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
NEESES 7.0 SE 4.47 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
LINCOLNTON 4 S 4.42 IN 0800 AM 09/18 COOP  
WILLISTON 4.41 IN 0955 AM 09/18 CWOP  
AUGUSTA DANIEL 4.37 IN 0953 AM 09/18 ASOS  
5 NE MURPHYS ESTATES 4.26 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
GILBERT 1.0 SE 4.22 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
COPE 4.1 NE 4.20 IN 0800 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
SPRINGFIELD 4.17 IN 0955 AM 09/18 CWOP  
GRACEWOOD 4.14 IN 0611 AM 09/18 CWOP  
2 SSW MULBERRY 4.11 IN 1000 AM 09/18 AWS  
NEWBERRY 2.9 S 3.96 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
TRENTON 6.5 SSW 3.94 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
SALUDA 6.1 SW 3.92 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
SPRINGFIELD 4.0 WNW 3.83 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
BAMBERG 3.82 IN 0958 AM 09/18 CWOP  
1 SSE GRANITEVILLE 3.82 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
2.7 W BLACKVILLE 3.81 IN 0900 AM 09/18 HADS  
MCCORMICK 0.5 NW 3.80 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
CHAPIN 5.0 ESE 3.78 IN 0800 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
6 SE MAYESVILLE 3.76 IN 1000 AM 09/18 AWS  
MARTINEZ 3.75 IN 0955 AM 09/18 CWOP  
EHRHARDT 0.2 SE 3.70 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
MCCORMICK 3.69 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COOP  
6.6 SE AUGUSTA 3.69 IN 0945 AM 09/18 HADS  
NORTH AUGUSTA 3.58 IN 0946 AM 09/18 CWOP  
MCENTIRE ANG 3.57 IN 0956 AM 09/18 AWOS  
LEXINGTON 1.6 WNW 3.57 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
SOCIETY HILL 3.53 IN 0947 AM 09/18 CWOP  
6.7 S MONETTA 3.52 IN 0330 AM 09/18 HADS  
ORANGEBURG 3.51 IN 0954 AM 09/18 CWOP  
AIKEN 3.48 IN 0950 AM 09/18 CWOP  
WEST COLUMBIA 5.9 WSW 3.48 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
LEESVILLE 8.0 N 3.42 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
CAYCE 1.0 SSE 3.41 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
AUGUSTA BUSH 3.38 IN 0953 AM 09/18 ASOS  
CHAPIN 1.4 S 3.38 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
LONG CANE 3.34 IN 0112 AM 09/18 RAWS  
LEESVILLE 10.6 NNE 3.33 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
GRANITEVILLE 1 NE 3.32 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COOP  
LEXINGTON 3.0 WSW 3.32 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
LEXINGTON 5.9 SW 3.30 IN 0600 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
FORT GORDON 3.30 IN 0901 AM 09/18 RAWS  
IRMO 1.0 WNW 3.29 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
PELION 4.7 W 3.24 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
SALUDA 0.6 NNE 3.24 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
DENTSVILLE 6.6 NNE 3.22 IN 0500 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
GILBERT 8.0 N 3.20 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
LEXINGTON 4.3 E 3.19 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
COLUMBIA 3.1 E 3.15 IN 0600 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
GILBERT 6.2 NNW 3.12 IN 0930 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
HOLLY HILL 1 SW 3.11 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COOP  
COLUMBIA 1.9 SE 3.10 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
RED BANK AREA 3.07 IN 0944 AM 09/18 CWOP  
AIKEN 3.06 IN 0955 AM 09/18 AWOS  
OAK GROVE 1.4 N 3.06 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
SAVRAW 3.05 IN 0906 AM 09/18 RAWS  
LITTLE MOUNTAIN 3.04 IN 0900 AM 09/18 COOP  
0.6 S SALUDA 3.04 IN 0800 AM 09/18 COOP  
RIDGE SPRING 0.4 SSW 3.01 IN 0700 AM 09/18 COCORAHS  
 
SEPTEMBER 24TH THROUGH 26TH...THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM BETA  
MOVED ACROSS GEORGIA AND THE CAROLINAS. THE SYSTEM DID PRODUCE  
WIDESPREAD RAINFALL ACROSS THE MIDLANDS AND CSRA, BUT LITTLE TO NO  
IMPACTS. RAINFALL TOTALS RANGED FROM 1 TO 2 INCHES ACROSS MUCH OF  
THE REGION.  
 
HERE ARE SOME RAINFALL TOTALS FROM THE EVENT:  
   
..PRECIPITATION REPORTS ASSOCIATED WITH REMNANTS OF BETA
 
 
...RAINFALL TOTALS FOR THE PAST 48 HOURS ACROSS THE MIDLANDS AND CSRA...  
 
LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE PROVIDER  
4 WNW WAXHAW 2.50 IN 1055 AM 09/26 AWS  
ELLIOTT 1 NW 2.25 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COOP  
HOLLY HILL 1 SW 2.15 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COOP  
SANTEE 6.9 WSW 2.15 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
JEFFERSON 0.2 NNW 1.94 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
3.3 SE PAGELAND 1.83 IN 1030 AM 09/26 USGS  
CAROLINA SANDHILLS 1.80 IN 1014 AM 09/26 RAWS  
SUMTER 6.8 NNE 1.78 IN 0500 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
SANTEE 1.69 IN 1055 AM 09/26 CWOP  
FORT MILL 1.65 IN 1056 AM 09/26 CWOP  
LANCASTER 2.0 NNW 1.56 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
LANCASTER 0.4 WSW 1.56 IN 0800 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
MCCRADY TRAINING CENTER 1.50 IN 1033 AM 09/26 RAWS  
SOCIETY HILL 1.46 IN 1046 AM 09/26 CWOP  
SPRINGHILL 1.42 IN 0700 AM 09/26 RCWINDS  
SHAW AFB SUMTER 1.39 IN 1056 AM 09/26 AWOS  
EASTOVER ESD 1.26 IN 0700 AM 09/26 RCWINDS  
NORTH AUGUSTA 1.5 WSW 1.30 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
CHAPIN 1.4 S 1.30 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
HOPKINS 1.26 IN 0700 AM 09/26 RCWINDS  
SUMTER 1.25 IN 1046 AM 09/26 CWOP  
13.0 S HEATH SPRINGS 1.15 IN 0930 AM 09/26 HADS  
AIKEN 3.5 SSE 1.15 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
LEESVILLE 8.0 N 1.15 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
LEXINGTON 2.9 NE 1.14 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
ELLOREE 2.2 WSW 1.14 IN 0800 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
BLYTHEWOOD 1.0 W 1.14 IN 0600 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
LITTLE MOUNTAIN 1.13 IN 0900 AM 09/26 COOP  
RIDGE SPRING 0.4 SSW 1.11 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
MARTINEZ 3.0 NE 1.09 IN 0715 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
LEXINGTON 3.0 WSW 1.09 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
ORANGEBURG 1.07 IN 1016 AM 09/26 RAWS  
WAGENER 1.4 S 1.06 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
NORTH AUGUSTA 1.05 IN 1055 AM 09/26 CWOP  
SPRINGFIELD 4.0 WNW 1.05 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
5 NE MURPHYS ESTATES 1.05 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
GILBERT 1.0 SE 1.05 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
3.7 NE MCBEE 1.04 IN 1030 AM 09/26 USGS  
AUGUSTA 1.03 IN 1045 AM 09/26 CWOP  
TRENTON 6.5 SSW 1.03 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
GILBERT 1.02 IN 1045 AM 09/26 CWOP  
LEESVILLE 10.6 NNE 1.01 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
AUGUSTA 4.2 W 1.00 IN 0700 AM 09/26 COCORAHS  
AUGUSTA DANIEL 1.00 IN 1053 AM 09/26 ASOS  
 
YEAR TO DATE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION STATISTICS...  
 
COLUMBIA SC METROPOLITAN AIRPORT 2019/2020 MONTHLY AVERAGE  
TEMPERATURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL...  
 
AVG HIGH/DEP AVG LOW/DEP AVG TEMP NORM DEPARTURE  
JAN 2019 57.7/+1.7 36.3/+2.6 47.0 44.8 +2.2  
FEB 65.1/+4.8 41.2/+4.4 53.2 48.5 +4.7  
MAR 67.4/-0.8 42.7/+0.3 55.1 55.6 -0.5  
APR 77.9/+1.6 52.7/+2.3 65.3 63.4 +1.9  
MAY 89.2/+5.4 65.4/+5.9 77.3 71.7 +5.6  
JUN 88.9/-1.1 68.2/ 0.0 78.5 79.1 -0.6  
JUL 93.2/+2.9 72.2/+0.6 82.7 82.2 +0.5  
AUG 92.5/+1.8 72.1/+1.1 82.3 80.8 +1.5  
SEP 93.0/+7.8 68.9/+4.7 80.9 74.7 +6.2  
OCT 82.0/+5.9 58.3/+6.2 70.1 64.1 +6.0  
NOV 63.0/-4.3 39.6/-2.7 51.3 54.8 -3.5  
DEC 61.4/+3.2 39.6/+4.3 50.5 46.7 +3.8  
ANNUAL  
 
JAN 2020 60.8/+4.8 41.4/+7.7 51.1 44.8 +6.3  
FEB 61.7/+1.4 41.7/+4.9 51.7 48.5 +3.2  
MAR 72.2/+4.0 51.9/+8.9 62.1 55.6 +6.5  
APR 76.1/-0.2 50.8/+0.4 63.5 63.4 +0.1  
MAY 80.8/-3.0 58.7/-0.8 69.7 71.7 -2.0  
JUN 87.2/-2.8 68.5/+0.3 77.9 79.1 -1.2  
JUL 93.1/+0.4 73.7/+2.1 83.4 82.2 +1.2  
AUG 90.1/-0.6 73.1/+2.1 81.6 80.8 +0.8  
SEP 83.4/-1.8 65.7/+1.5 74.6 74.7 -0.1  
 
 
AUGUSTA GA BUSH FIELD 2019/2020 MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES  
AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL...  
 
AVG HIGH/DEP AVG LOW/DEP AVG TEMP NORM DEPARTURE  
JAN 2019 60.7/+2.8 37.4/+4.6 49.1 45.4 +3.7  
FEB 68.4/+6.1 43.2/+7.3 55.8 49.1 +6.7  
MAR 71.2/+1.3 42.8/+0.8 57.0 55.9 +1.1  
APR 80.0/+2.7 52.1/+4.0 66.0 62.7 +3.3  
MAY 91.0/+6.0 64.1/+6.8 77.5 71.1 +6.4  
JUN 90.7/-0.3 67.6/+1.4 79.2 78.6 +0.6  
JUL 96.3/+2.9 71.1/+1.3 83.7 81.6 +2.1  
AUG 93.7/+1.9 71.5/+2.2 82.6 80.5 +2.1  
SEP 93.7/+7.0 66.8/+4.2 80.2 74.6 +5.6  
OCT 83.3/+5.6 58.0/+7.0 70.6 64.4 +6.2  
NOV 65.9/-3.2 40.0/-1.4 52.9 55.2 -2.3  
DEC 63.8/+3.8 40.4/+5.9 52.1 47.2 +4.9  
ANNUAL  
 
JAN 2020 64.0/+6.1 41.5/+8.7 52.7 45.4 +7.3  
FEB 63.8/+1.5 42.2/+6.3 53.0 49.1 +3.9  
MAR 75.5/+5.6 52.1/+10.1 63.8 55.9 +7.9  
APR 77.8/+0.5 50.2/+2.1 64.0 62.7 +1.3  
MAY 83.9/-1.1 58.0/+0.7 71.0 71.1 -0.1  
JUN 89.7/-1.3 68.1/+1.9 78.9 78.6 +0.3  
JUL 95.4/+2.0 72.8/+3.0 84.1 81.6 +2.5  
AUG 93.2/+1.4 72.1/+2.9 82.7 80.5 +2.2  
SEP 86.0/-0.7 66.2/+3.6 76.1 74.6 +1.5  
 
COLUMBIA SC METROPOLITAN AIRPORT 2019/2020 MONTHLY/YEARLY  
PRECIPITATION...  
 
TOTAL NORMAL DEPARTURE  
(INCHES)  
JAN 2019 3.07 3.58 -0.57  
FEB 0.88 3.61 -2.73  
MAR 2.61 3.73 -1.12  
APR 2.86 2.62 +0.24  
MAY 2.35 2.97 -0.62  
JUN 8.03 4.69 +3.34  
JUL 4.50 5.46 +0.96  
AUG 1.40 5.26 -3.86  
SEP 1.95 3.54 -1.59  
OCT 2.36 3.17 -0.81  
NOV 3.00 2.74 +0.26  
DEC 9.31 3.22 +6.09  
ANNUAL 42.26 44.59 -2.33  
 
JAN 2020 5.84 3.58 +2.26  
FEB 5.48 3.61 +1.87  
MAR 4.17 3.73 +0.44  
APR 2.98 2.62 +0.36  
MAY 9.32 2.97 +6.35  
JUN 4.78 4.69 +0.09  
JUL 7.61 5.46 +2.15  
AUG 3.74 5.26 -1.52  
SEP 4.50 3.54 +0.96  
YTD 48.42 35.46 +12.96  
 
AUGUSTA GA BUSH FIELD 2019/2020 MONTHLY/YEARLY PRECIPITATION...  
 
TOTAL NORMAL DEPARTURE  
(INCHES)  
JAN 2019 4.40 3.91 +0.49  
FEB 1.14 3.92 -2.78  
MAR 2.23 4.18 -1.95  
APR 3.01 2.84 +0.17  
MAY 3.70 2.65 +1.05  
JUN 6.45 4.72 +1.73  
JUL 1.39 4.33 -2.94  
AUG 12.92 4.32 +8.60  
SEP 0.77 3.22 -2.45  
OCT 4.12 3.27 +0.85  
NOV 2.62 2.82 -0.20  
DEC 8.12 3.39 +4.73  
ANNUAL 50.87 43.57 +6.30  
 
JAN 2020 4.56 3.91 +0.65  
FEB 7.17 3.92 +3.25  
MAR 5.33 4.18 +1.15  
APR 5.54 2.84 +2.70  
MAY 6.30 2.65 +3.65  
JUN 2.32 4.72 -2.40  
JUL 7.09 4.33 +2.76  
AUG 6.20 4.32 +1.88  
SEP 5.50 3.22 +2.28  
YTD 50.01 34.09 +15.92  
 
THE 3-MONTH OUTLOOK FOR FALL INTO EARLY WINTER   
..(OCTOBER/NOVEMBER/DECEMBER)
 
 
THE OUTLOOK CALLS FOR A 40 TO 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF ABOVE NORMAL  
TEMPERATURES WITH EQUAL CHANCE OF ABOVE, BELOW OR NORMAL  
PRECIPITATION.  
 
GO TO THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER WEB PAGE AT  
WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE DETAILS AND THE LATEST OUTLOOKS.  
 
ENSO (EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION)...  
   
..LA NINA ADVISORY
 
 
LA NINA CONDITIONS ARE PRESENT AND ARE LIKELY TO CONTINUE THROUGH  
THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE WINTER 2020-21. THERE IS A 75 PERCENT CHANCE  
OF THIS OCCURRING.  
 
EQUATORIAL SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW AVERAGE ACROSS THE  
CENTRAL AND EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN.  
 
THE TROPICAL ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION IS CONSISTENT WITH LA NINA.  
 
CLIMATE OUTLOOKS AND ENSO DISCUSSIONS COURTESY OF NOAA CLIMATE  
PREDICTION CENTER...WWW.CPC.NOAA.GOV .  
 
NOTE...MUCH APPRECIATION GOES OUT TO OUR NWS COOPERATIVE WEATHER  
OBSERVERS...COCORAHS (COMMUNITY...COLLABORATIVE...RAIN...HAIL AND  
SNOW NETWORK) OBSERVERS...SOUTH CAROLINA STATE CLIMATE OFFICE...  
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...RICHLAND COUNTY EMERGENCY  
SERVICES...USGS AND LOCAL WEATHER PARTNERS FOR THE DATA THEY PROVIDE  
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THEIR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION IS GREATLY  
APPRECIATED.  
 
TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR COLUMBIA GO BACK TO 1887 AND FOR AUGUSTA  
BACK TO 1873. PRECIPITATION RECORDS FOR COLUMBIA GO BACK TO 1878  
AND FOR AUGUSTA BACK TO 1871.  
 
ADDITIONAL CLIMATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING CURRENT AND ARCHIVED  
DAILY AND MONTHLY SUMMARIES, CAN BE FOUND ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE COLUMBIA SC HOME PAGE AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CAE .  
 

 
 
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